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Past Events

Tutorial: Polarization on social media

Start:
2018/04/23
End:
2018/04/23
Location:
Web Conference 2018, Lyon, France
Link:
Web Conference 2018, Lyon, France
Description:

This tutorial presents a systematic review of polarization as manifested online, and in particular on social media. In the first part, we clarify the concept of polarization and the related nomenclature, drawing from the social and political sciences. Subsequently, we review algorithmic techniques for detection, quantification, and mitigation of polarization. We conclude the tutorial by presenting open challenges and promising research directions for Web Scientists.

By Kiran Garimella, Gianmarco De Francisci Morales, Aristides Gionis, Michael Mathioudakis.

Il pensiero computazionale dagli algoritmi al coding

Start:
2018/04/13
End:
2018/04/13
Location:
Pianeta Galileo: Primo incontro con la scienza
Link:
Pianeta Galileo: Primo incontro con la scienza
Description:

Computational thinking is a mental process for solving problems through an ordered series of precise instructions, the algorithm. Every time we use a smartphone to make a phone call, take a picture, listen to music or access the Internet, we put a very complicated «computation» into action, allowing us to work on sounds, images and character sequences.

Twits, Twats and Twaddle. Analysis of hate speech towards politicians in the GATE social media toolkit.

Start:
2018/04/05
End:
2018/04/05
Location:
AISB conference workshop on Emotion Modeling and Detection in Social Media and Online Interaction
Link:
AISB conference workshop on Emotion Modeling and Detection in Social Media and Online Interaction
Description:

Recent events have shown that poltical outcomes such as elections can be significantly influenced by social media. Tools for collecting, monitoring and interpreting the discussions on social media, as well as better understanding of the ways in which different messages should be portrayed for maximum impact, are thus in high demand. In this talk, I will introduce the GATE social media toolkit, which provides the whole lifecycle of social media analysis, from twitter collection to analysis and finally indexing, querying and visualisation of results.

Mining temporal networks

Start:
2018/03/24
End:
2018/03/24
Location:
First International Workshop on Online Social Networks and Media: Network Properties and Dynamics (OSNED) 2018
Link:
OSNED 2018
Description:

Large networks are being generated by applications that keep track of relationships between different data entities. Examples include online social networks recording interactions between individuals, sensor networks logging information exchanges between sensors, and more. There is a large body of literature on mining large networks, but most existing methods assume either static networks, or dynamic networks where the network topology is changing.

The Internet of People (IoP): A New Wave in Pervasive Mobile Computing

Start:
2018/03/19
End:
2018/03/19
Location:
PerCrowd Workshop
Link:
PerCrowd Workshop
Description:

The goal of PerCrowd 2018 is to explore the impact of context in collaborative and opportunistic computing.  More in detail, the goal of this workshop is to explore the use and effect of contexts on multi-device settings, whose computational behavior can be propagated within a community of devices for optimizing their energy and performance. 

Keynote talk by Andrea Passarella.

I motori di ricerca

Start:
2018/03/14
End:
2018/03/14
Location:
PI-day 2018 - Matematica e Coding, Liceo Siciliani, Italy
Link:
Liceo Siciliani
Description:

How do modern search engines work on the Internet? What binds human thought computing to artificial intelligence? What will be the impact of the IoT (Internet of Things) with our daily life?

Invited talk by Paolo Ferragina.

Computational problems in mining urban data

Start:
2018/03/12
End:
2018/03/12
Location:
Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (MLDAS) 2018
Link:
MLDAS 2018
Description:

With the fast growth of smart devices and sensor networks, large amounts of data are collected recording location, activity, and mobility of people living in urban environments. Additionally, data generated on location-aware social media provide rich information about places where people spend their time (shopping malls, cafés, parks, etc).

indagine conoscitiva sui Big Data avviata dalle tre agenzie: L'Autorità Antitrust, l'Autorità per le Garanzie e nelle Comunicazioni e l'Autorità Garante per la protezione dei dati personali​.

Start:
2018/03/06
End:
2018/03/06
Location:
indagine conoscitiva sui Big Data avviata dalle tre agenzie: L'Autorità Antitrust, l'Autorità per le Garanzie e nelle Comunicazioni e l'Autorità Garante per la protezione dei dati personali​.
Link:
Indagine conoscitiva sui Big Data
Description:

On 30 May 2017, the Antitrust Authority, the Authority for Guarantees and Communications and the Authority for the Protection of Personal Data initiated a joint fact-finding investigation concerning the identification of any critical issues related to the use of the so-called big data and the definition of a framework of rules able to promote and protect the protection of personal data, the competition of the digital economy markets, consumer protection, as well as the pluralism promotion profiles in the digital ecosystem.

With Dino Pedreschi and Fosca Giannotti.

Detecting Malicious Social Media Accounts

Start:
2018/03/05
End:
2018/03/05
Location:
Exploring Media Ecosystems 2018 - MIT Media Lab
Link:
MIT Media Lab
Description:

Invited talk on automation in social media by Stefano Cresci.

SoBigData.eu project

Start:
2018/03/02
End:
2018/03/02
Location:
WDA 2018, Department of Computer Science, Italy Pisa
Link:
WDA 2018, Department of Computer Science, Italy Pisa
Description:

The project is presented to a selected group of researcher from DataMod 2017.

Invited talk by Roberto Trasarti.

Tweets, Twits and Twaddle: Trends in Online Abuse towards UK Politicians

Start:
2018/03/01
End:
2018/03/01
Location:
State of Sheffield module, Sheffield University
Link:
State of Sheffield module, Sheffield University
Description:

We supplied a 20 minute video to be used in teaching this university module. We linked to a SBD dataset.
Teaching module by Genevieve Gorrell.

SoBigData.eu e-infrastructure

Start:
2018/03/01
End:
2018/03/01
Location:
Workshop RDA, CNR Italy, Pisa
Link:
Workshop RDA, CNR Italy, Pisa
Description:

The SoBigData project is presente as well as the e-infrastructure in order to have a comparison with other e-infras supported by Nemis (CNR).

Invited talk by Roberto Trasarti.

Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency FAT*

Start:
2018/02/23
End:
2018/02/24
Location:
New York City, USA
Link:
FAT* Conference
Description:

Algorithmic systems are being adopted in a growing number of contexts. Fueled by big data, these systems filter, sort, score, recommend, personalize, and otherwise shape human experiences of socio-technical systems. Although these systems bring myriad benefits, they also contain inherent risks, such as codifying and entrenching biases; reducing accountability and hindering due process; and increasing the information assymmetry between data producers and data holders.

New dimensions of social capital: from big data to field experiments”

Start:
2018/02/22
End:
2018/02/22
Location:
New dimensions of social capital: from big data to field experiments”
Link:
/Workshop REBEL Bologna
Description:

The idea of the workshop is to gather together people working on social capital using different data sources and belonging to different fields, with the aim to find commonalities that can improve the understanding of the role of social capital and more in general of social norms for the future of economic growth.

Invited talk by Andrea Passarella.

SoBigData Winter Meeting

Start:
2018/02/20
End:
2018/02/20
Location:
The Hague Living Lab, Schouwburgstraat 2, 2511 VA Den Haag
Description:

Agenda

10:00 - 10:20 Welcome with Coffee!
 
10:20 - 11:00 Presentation of the Project Vision and current Status
Fosca Giannotti, ISTI-CNR (coordinator)
 
11:00 - 11:20 Towards a digital ethics
Jeroen van den Hoven TU Delft
 
11:20 - 12:40 Integrated Research and TNA through the Exploratories
Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield

Data Science Colloquia

Start:
2018/02/07
End:
2018/05/02
Link:
Data Science Colloquia
Description:

Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca

Financial Networks

07 February 2018, h 12:00 - 13:30

IMT, Cappella Guinigi, Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca

 

Francesca Chiaromonte, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Statistics for large, complex data and its role in "Omics" research

14 February 2018, h 13:00 - 14:30

Aula 3, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33, Pisa

 

Data to Change, Human Digital Trasformation

Start:
2018/01/15
End:
2018/01/15
Location:
Sala della Regina, Camera dei Deputati, piazza di Monte Citorio 1, Rome, Italy
Link:
InnovaFiducia
Description:

The data revolution and the developments in artificial intelligence are posing new ethical questions on how the information is used. Dino Pedreschi, Deputy Coordinator of SoBigData (http://sobigdata.eu), Director of the Data Science PhD (http://datasciencephd.eu) and Master Big Data (http://masterbigdata.it), has been invited at the italian parliament to contribute to the discussion.

Big data, Intelligenza Artificiale, Etica

Start:
2018/01/15
End:
2018/01/15
Location:
Data to Change - Human Digital Transformation, Rome, Italy
Link:
Data to Change - Human Digital Transformation
Description:

 Can data help us live better? Leaving them online is not enough, you also need ethics. The Data to Change conference explains this in Rome.

Talk by Dino Pedreschi.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Oral evidence: Fake News

Start:
2017/12/19
End:
2017/12/19
Location:
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Oral evidence: Fake News presented at UK parliament
Link:
House of Commons: Fake News presented at UK parliament
Description:

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, Oral evidence: Fake News presented at UK parliament by Kalina Bontcheva.

The evolution of (string) search

Start:
2017/12/12
End:
2017/12/12
Location:
Huawei, Paris
Description:

Invited talk by Paolo Ferragina

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